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Best Bloody Mary at Brunch?

mengathon May 11, 2007 07:27 PM

It's been awhile, but I've fallen off the wagon again. The last great one I had was at Zoe's on Prince.

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    kathryn May 30, 2007 12:38 PM

    I think how good the Prune one is depends upon which of the many varieties you choose to get, and just how traditional/untraditional you prefer yours to be.

    For a more traditional one, Devin Tavern does their own freshly grated horseradish, as well as fresh tomato juice. Very tasty, and I don't care for bloodys at all.

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      stellamaris87 May 30, 2007 11:43 AM

      24 prince, in nolita!

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        clashfan May 30, 2007 12:01 PM

        Ken's Broome Street Bar in SoHo is my personal favorite. It's simple but perfectly done. Each bloody is hand made using the correct tomato juice (sacramento). Also, cheaper than most @ $7.50.

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        sethfoodie May 30, 2007 08:58 AM

        The Bloody Mary at Daddy O on Bedford street is my favorite. It's a bar, but they also have food - the burger is delicious and comes with tater tots.

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          sam1 May 30, 2007 10:15 AM

          freemans...just a perfect bloody mary.

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          mengathon May 26, 2007 08:50 PM

          Thanks guys. The BM at Ditch Plains was fantastic, even at the $12 price tag. it was rich, spicy, with the perfect consistency.

          Next stop, Prune.

          1. rose water May 13, 2007 09:23 AM

            Here are two relatively recent bloody mary threads (the latter mostly about Prune). The Prune bloody mary, crammed with a huge assortment of pickled vegetables, is great.


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              tommyk7 May 13, 2007 10:04 AM

              I vote for Essex

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                mengathon May 13, 2007 11:34 AM

                Thanks for all the suggestions hounds. I'm going to have fun hitting all these places among others in the next month.

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                  princeofpork May 13, 2007 06:08 PM

                  Love the BM at Jane.

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              jdream May 13, 2007 06:37 AM

              Prune does have great Bloody Mary's (particularly the little beer chaser that comes with it) but the line can be excruciatingly long. In Williamsburg is a little brunch place called Teddy's-- the food is mediocre to good-- but their Bloody Mary's are a hidden treaure. Garnished with a cornichon, pickled carrot, celery, and two types of olives. It's a meal in itself and worth the trip out to Brooklyn.

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                egit May 13, 2007 07:02 AM

                Arguing over "the best" bloody mary is about like arguing over The Best Pizza in New York. However, having said that, Good (on greenwich ave) has a very good chipotle flavored bloody mary. Whenever I'm on my way to Good for brunch I start thinking about it...

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                elyseNY May 11, 2007 09:41 PM

                Ditch Plains. I love it so much, it's the reason I keep going back.

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                  scanditrash May 11, 2007 08:54 PM

                  Prune, though I would only recommend going if you are doing an early brunch since the wait can be a pain.

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                    a_and_w May 30, 2007 10:02 AM

                    Prune gets a lotta grief but their bloody mary is indeed excellent...

                  2. jinet12 May 11, 2007 07:40 PM

                    I live in Texas, so I know a great spicy Bloody Mary, but the BEST ones I've had are at Mesa Grill...Perfect proportions of all the ingredients...

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